22 years of service Ugnayan ng Pahinungod
22 years of service Ugnayan ng Pahinungod
22 years of service Ugnayan ng Pahinungod
Walking across rice fields at Padre Burgos, Quezon Province.
Senior volunteers in action.
Review for College Entrance Test and Career Orientation (RECET) at Cabanatuan Nueva Ecija.
Prof. Lubuguin teaching English at Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro.
Flying paper airplanes with FEU volunteers at Bitin elementary school.
Storytelling with props at Bangyas Elementary School.
Immersion Program: Mayoyao, Ifugao in partnership with UP Manila Pahinungod.

Pahinungod tapped for college-based NSTP

UPLB Vice Chancellor for Academ­ic Affairs and NSTP Director Dr. Portia G. Lapitan assigned the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod to take on roles in the col­lege-based implementation of National Service Training Program (NSTP) 1 and 2 classes starting first semester of AY 2015-2016.

This was part of the efforts to con­stitute an integrated framework drafted during the NSTP Planning Workshop last June 23-25, which was attended by around 60 participants composed of college deans, faculty, and REPS.

During the workshop, Dr. Lapitan emphasized that the cooperation with Pahinungod would help foster the po­tential impacts of NSTP projects for community development.

“After those many years of imple­menting the program by the different colleges, I think it’s high time that we come up with an integrated framework, so that we will be able to concert our effort, not duplicate efforts, and that we will have more impact on the commu­nity and the people we would like to serve,” said Dr. Lapitan.

For the NSTP 1 common module classes, Pahinungod developed a mod­ule on Volunteerism and Active Citi­zenship, which tackles on forms and types of school-based public service initiatives, Volunteer Act of 2007, and the effects of volunteering on the server and served.

The said module was conducted in NSTP 1 lecture classes last Aug 17 by Pahinungod faculty volunteers, namely Dr. Maria Catalina T. de Luna (CVM), aProf. Edgar Reyes, Jr. (CHE), aProf. Mark Lester Chico (CDC), aProf. Adri­an Sumalde (CEAT), aProf. Mark Jay­son Cortez (CAS), Mr. Jickerson Lado (CAS), Ms. Katherine Gonzales (CAS), Mr. John Mervin Embate (CAS); alum­ni volunteers, namely Ms. Rochelle Saracanlao and Mr. Timothy Pasicolan; and staff, namely Engr. Clyde Angelo Bisares and Mr. Jose Limbay Lahi Es­paldon.

Meanwhile, for the NSTP 2 classes, Pahinungod is in-charge of identifying and coordinating with potential project sites and partner institutions, conduct­ing community needs analyses for dis­cussion with college coordinators, and keeping profile of other communities and partners identified or recommend­ed by the colleges for NSTP projects.

In line with this, Pahinungod has started coordinating with its existing partner communities and has been es­tablishing new partnerships with the local government units and public edu­cational institutions for potential NSTP 2 sites in the coming semesters.

Since 2002, the NSTP has been of­fered in line with the Republic Act 9163 or the NSTP Act of 2001. The UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod took charge in handling the Literacy Train­ing Service (LTS) and Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) components until 2011 when the offering of NSTP was decentralized to degree-granting colleges. MPGarcia 

Bahay ng Pahinungod

University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna 4031, Philippines
Tel. No. (049) 536-0505
Email: pahinungod@uplb.edu.ph